Christina Alston, LPC
“You are worthy. You don’t have to do anything else. You are already good enough. My goal is to help you believe it.”
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by the stress of everyday life? Have you lost yourself in the busyness of constantly meeting the needs of others? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how you got there? Do you feel like you always need to be doing more, being better? Or maybe you’ve lost intimacy and connection in your marriage. Some days it feels like things will never get better. Other days the anxieties and fears are so crippling, you just want to scream. Don’t give up. There is hope. I’m here to help equip you with the tools and support you need to find your way out and improve your daily life.
My Approach & Philosophy
I am passionate about serving others and helping them achieve wellness holistically. I tailor sessions to each client’s individual needs. However, I often incorporate a blend of interpersonal and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques.
I believe that having faith in something greater than oneself can lead to lasting change. Faith and spirituality can be an important tool in the counseling process. Although I have a strong Christian faith, I respect those with other beliefs and only incorporate faith and spirituality at the client’s request.
I typically work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, boundary issues, relationship problems, codependency, marital conflict, life transitions, and body image.
I am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor for pre-marital and couples counseling. I am also Gottman Level 2 trained for marriage therapy.
Payment is due at the time of service. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. My professional fee is $125 for individual sessions and $150 for couples.
Sarah Vega, NCC
“What an honor it would be to walk alongside you as you heal and live out your redemptive narrative.”
Do you feel like you have lost yourself or never found yourself to begin with? Are you having trouble extending compassion towards yourself the same way you do towards others? Does your past keep you from freely living in the present? Are you all too familiar with the inner critical voice that says statements like, “I’m never going to be enough; I always mess everything up; what is wrong with me? Who would ever love me?” Does fear seem to constantly overwhelm and paralyze you? It would be an honor to be a “fellow traveler” with you on your journey to healing by being a safe haven and support as you uncover the courage to pursue who you were meant to be. I can help you identify core beliefs that are interfering with your view of self and replace them with adaptive beliefs and truths. My goal is to help you extend the love and acceptance you tend to extend graciously to others also towards yourself, as well as help you adopt effective and healthy coping skills for when you experience life’s challenges. My approach is nonjudgmental, genuine, accepting, and at times lovingly confrontational.
My Approach & Philosophy
I typically work with teenagers and women who have suffered from sexual trauma, a variety of traumatic experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, suicidality, and low self-esteem. My goal is to work with women and teenage girls who are survivors of prostitution and sex-trafficking. My Christian faith is integral to who I am. I value trying to find the balance of integrating Scripture as well as the art of counseling into sessions in which clients prefer a Christian approach. Depending upon your preferences, I also welcome clients from a variety of spiritual and religious backgrounds which could also be integrated into sessions at a level you feel comfortable and helpful.
Payment is due at the time of service. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. My professional fee is $100 for individual sessions and $150 for family sessions. A sliding scale is available on a limited basis for those with a financial need.
I practice under the supervision of Paul H. Smith, PhD, LPC, ACS.